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Last spring a severe storm broke the top of the red maple in the front yard. This piece has been sitting in the firewood pile since last May. Thought I would give it "new" life as a gnome for one of my wife's flower gardens. 3 1/2" dia. x 20". I will drill the center and put it on a 10"-12" dowel to stick it in the garden.

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That looks great Mark. Not only do I like the sticks posted but also properties, you look like you have a great location.
 

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Hmmm -- keep us posted -- I always thought gnomes were kind of creepy! What are they up to when your not looking! :)
 

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Thanks Sean. We have about an acre +. (4 lots) Over the past 20 some years we have been planting an urban forest. We have red, silver and Norway maples, pines, red oaks, honey locust, ash, cherry, box elder, crab apple, linden, basswood, birch, red buds, balsam fir and spruce. I have dug more holes than most gophers!

Rad, gnomes are supposed to guard your flower and vegetable gardens from critters ( rabbits, raccoons, deer etc..) However not all gnomes are that upstanding. I have heard stories of a gnome sneaking into the house and helping himself to the contents of your fridge, namely your beer!!! ;)
 

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Finally got the red maple gnome done. Just in time too, as I've seen a rabbit or two in the perennial garden! This guy ought to guard the flowers from those wascally wabbits if I can keep him out of the fridge!!
 

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That's a fun rabbit repellent. We done,
 
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